Readers’ Recommendations of the Week:

Reader C.T. sent in this recommendation: I highly recommend The Earthling as a DVD worth watching and owning. It’s a great job of acting by William Holden and Ricky Schroder. A dying man must teach a young kid to survive before the man dies in the Australian wilds. These two actors are the only ones on screen for 75% of the movie. The movie has many object lessons on surviving on your own.

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SurvivalBlog reader SMW sent in a recommendation for The Long Walk, by Slavomir Rawicz. This is a true story written in the first person by the leader of a small band of prisoners who made a winter escape from a Soviet Siberian labor camp to trek 4000 miles to freedom in India. This is a “can’t-put-it-down” read. The author was a captured Polish Infantry officer. It’s a tale of incredible survival with minimal provision and extreme odds.

The book was made into a movie a few years back, titled The Way Back with Ed Harris and Jim Sturgess.

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Book recommendations from Reader DMS:

A true amazing story that took almost six years. A Walk Across America and The Walk West by Peter and Barbara Jenkins. If you’re a prepper with bugging out plans, these are a must read. You won’t survive without God and Christian charity!

If you thought you read everything on WWII in the Pacific, you were wrong. Indestructible: One man’s rescue mission that changed WWII by John R. Bruning.

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From L.S.: I recently came across a very interesting book. It is about the moral implications of biotech, such as ivf, cloning, embryonic (vs adult) stem cell research, genetic manipulation, and things like that. It was stunning in its implications, particularly (but not only) for Christians. How to be a Christian in a Brave New World by Joni Eareckson Tada and Nigel M . de S. Cameron